I can help you explore the issues you may be struggling with in a non-judgemental, confidential and safe environment. Exploring your thoughts and feelings through counselling can relieve your sense that you are completely alone with your problems. The experience of counselling/psychotherapy can assist you to improve your relationship with yourself and others and build your self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing. Leaving you feeling that life can be enjoyed rather than tolerated. Counselling/psychotherapy can last for a short or long period depending on the nature of the issue that you wish to address.
Depression is an illness that impacts the brain. The severity of the condition varies between different people, with some people feeling persistently low in spirit and others feeling like life is no longer worth living. Everyone feels unhappy from time to time, that is a normal part of life. But with depression, feelings of sadness are continuous and affect daily life. The severity of depression can vary from one person to another.
Depression is a mental health issue and can be understood and treated using a variety of approaches. It is really important that you get the help that you need from a therapist that is right for you. The most important thing for you is to feel listened to and supported in a way that you need and ultimately to resolve any issues that may prevent you from living a fulfilling life.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”
– Carl Rogers
- Depression is a common mental disorder.
- Depression is indiscriminate and can affect anyone.
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
- At its worst, depression can lead to suicide.
- There are effective psychological and pharmacological treatments for depression.
Could you be suffering from Depression
Depression affects one in six of us, if you are suffering from depression you won’t find easy or quick relief. Your feelings of sadness can continue for weeks and months, and impact your relationships, employment and health. When emotions such as bleakness and desolation take hold and will not go away, you may have depression.
Depression makes it really hard to function and enjoy life like you once did. Just trying to get through the day can be overwhelming. But no matter how hopeless you feel, you can get better. By understanding the cause of your depression and recognizing the different symptoms and types of depression, you can take the first step to feeling better and overcoming the problem.
Some Symptoms of Depression
Depression varies, but there are some common signs and symptoms. It is important to remember that these symptoms can be a normal part of life. But the more symptoms you have, the stronger they are, and the longer they last—the more likely it is that we are dealing with depression.
Symptoms can include: concentration and memory problems, fatigue, Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and helplessness, pessimism and hopelessness, sleep disorder, irritability, restlessness loss of interest including sex, food issues, aches, pains, headaches, or cramps that won’t go away, digestive problems, sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings, Suicidal thoughts or attempts.
Picking up the phone and making the call– Is a huge step.